Summer House & Stella Barra North Bethesda

4.3
2312 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Located in North Bethesda, Summer House is open for safe indoor and outdoor dining at reduced capacity with our new AIRPHX Air Filtration System.

Your health and safety are our top priority in everything we do. We are taking necessary steps including masks on all employees, employee temperature checks, disposable or digital menus, heightened and thorough sanitation procedures.

A few notes to help make your experience enjoyable:
-For your health and safety, our policy is that all guests are required to wear masks in the restaurant AND during interactions with staff, only to be removed when eating at the table.

We appreciate your understanding, and look forward to having you in!
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2312 people are saying
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vipPhilFellini
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience and a special shout-out to Born for being really helpful

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vipMichelleT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The service was definitely not worth the price. We got only half of our drinks with appetizers. My kids received their sodas after they completed dinner. Our second drink arrived after we finished our entrees (we ordered before dinner arrived). The extra appetizer we ordered never arrived and when we “cancelled” it the waitress was not even sorry. She clearly never ordered it. Three desserts were sold out and it was only 8pm. And the birthday candle we asked for a three times (and indicated in our reservation) came out after we ate all of our dessert. We came for a 70th birthday celebration and I am embarrassed that we chose there as it was no special at all for my mother.

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GabbyW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Overall reasonably priced for the area. Good sangria. Our waitress was a little aloof and seemed not too happy to be at work but that’s okay, my friend and I still had a great time. Drank lots of sangria and sat under a canopy of trees.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were told there was an hour wait so we put our name on the list and did a little shopping. I decided to check open table and there was a reservation available for 15 minutes after we out our name on the waitlist. I took that reservation. I had a similar experience where no server came to our table after waiting 15 minutes. I know places are struggling to find help. However despite flagging down someone twice, tables that came after us were served. So, it was poor management that was the issue. My daughter and I have been here before and thought the food was mediocre and overpriced but wanted to give it a second try. We should have trusted our initial thought.

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Salim
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Amazing summer eatery. Ambiance is great and sooo beautiful. Food-wise, the short rib hash was extremely dry. I’m not even sure it was fresh. I don’t recommend this dish. Went on Sunday 9/12/21 and maybe it was leftover from night before. Just not pleasant all around and not well seasoned. Recommend for atmosphere.

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ReviewerLocal
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Extremely slow kitchen (an hour for a sandwich), inattentive service, mediocre food.

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knina
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was spectacular and our server was so nice. I loved how gorgeous this place was and I can’t wait to be back!

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vipSteakluvr
London
42 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was very nice and attentive.

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vipJohnW
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was helpful and knowledgeable. Outdoor dining was excellent.

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vipNRDreviews
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Steak and fries arrive cold. It was quite surprising. We ordered two vegetables as appetizers and they were good.

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vipLavoy
Baltimore
49 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great location with people buzz! Always enjoy this place. Lots of energy along with great food and drink.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Tartar was delicious. Salads are good. Pizza was cold. Ribeye was fatty and under seasoned. Service was pretty slow. Outdoor area is excellent on a beautiful night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Poor service and the food was mediocre at best.
The menu looked great but tasted like bad diner food.
The restaurant is beautiful but the food was fair and SOOO overpriced for the quality.

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CynthiaP
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

They have a very large and pleasant outdoor area, and the inside has high ceilings and socially distanced tables. The menu is varied and food is good.

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vipEscostealth
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Airy, casual, and upbeat - yes it has that California feeling. Varied, interesting menu and not crazily priced.

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vipMartha
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Treyvon was wonderful and the food was excellent as always.

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JuliaC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

It’s fine. Happy hour values are good. Everything else is just fine, nothing special.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch with Mom and Sister

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vipBabeKS
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food, very slow service

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vipBrunchDiner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Epic bad experience. We waited 20 minutes for the server to show up at our table; he only came after we flagged down a manager and asked if we could order. It took another 10 minutes for a coffee refill, and then the coffee was cold. We ordered meatball appetizer. The meatballs were ice cold in the center. At this point, we summoned another manager to ask for better service. He pledged to do better. Then our main dishes sat on a counter for 15 minutes (we could see the food congealing but could not locate our server). We spoke to the first manager again, who said everything would be remade hot. When the food finally came to the table . . . you guess it! Cold! We had to send two dishes back that were inedibly cold. One of those 2 dishes finally arrived hot; the other was delivered room temperature, but we had to give up and eat at that point. We waited 40 minutes for our food, so an hour total from the time we were seated even though the restaurant was not crowded. We couldn't tell if the server was incompetent or the kitchen didn't know how to cook hot food. The restaurant took the meatballs and the coffee off the bill. I think the whole meal should have been comped! For sure I will never go to this place again. What a disaster!

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vipBellamyGrace
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Beautiful decor, great seating for indoor/outdoor dining. Food is overpriced and bland.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Disappointed with continued menu changes.

Food was bland.
No longer offering omelets - just eggs.

Not looking forward to going back and this used to be our favorite brunch place.
Judging by the empty seats, others feel as we did.
The meal left us flat.

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vipSean
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in the DMV. The sausage and burrata pizza was great. Crispy crust and just the right amount of toppings. The pasta with vodka sauce was excellent and the recommended Italian sausage paired nicely with the sauce. Can’t wait for our next visit.

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csimon
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Waiter was outstanding. Food was fine, just had a Cobb salad which was very mediocre

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kdillon1956
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Paul the waiter was outstanding

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DanB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, efficient service food was great!

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apayne
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitress!!! Food is always on point. EXTREMELY disappointed to hear the baja fish tacos and chicken and waffles will no longer be offered. #myfavorites

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The waiter was amazingly accommodating and made sure our food was prepared exactly like we wanted. His service was outstanding. He was kind and attentive.

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vipNatalieW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Poor service for lunch for two outside.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

So I have a mixed review on summer house. I had brunch 2 weeks ago and it was wonderful. So came back for dinner with my mom and kids for my daughters 14th bday. Service was very slow and disjointed. Our waitress was nice but the pace of the food arriving was horrendous. And then when it arrived it was hit or miss. Fries were cold pizza was cold but the chicken sandwich delicious after a too long a wait after our one appetizer. Sent back the pizza and they reheated it so now it was tough but by daughter was starving so ate it anyway. Then they forgot the birthday surprise and by that time we were ready to leaveHowever a testament of a classy place is how they fix it. I mentioned it to one mgr and they more than made up for it. The bill was cut more than I even expected and received a gift card. Then another mgr arrived and recognized again the unfortunate circumstances and offered another gift card. That’s how you keep customers satisfied and willing to come back and recommend. Well done summer house.

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Fati
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Love this place mostly because of the ambiance and location. The food is okay. Service is not that great in comparison to other places on the strip and constantly as I have been here more than 3 times now. But still one of my favorites at Pike& Rose.

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CharleneR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Good service.

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LisaB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Initial service was very good; about 3/4 way through meal server vanished. Food was tasty but pricey.

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Lori
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love summerhouse as I go all the time but my dad had to send back the trout because it wasn’t warm enough and then they charged us double on the bill (accidentally) but other than that it was fabulous🎉🎉🎉

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vipMissLib
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was fabulous. The only thing I would change is to ask that the employees choose masks without vents as that type only protects the wearer.

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vipLolly
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Took over an hour to receive our order, everything was very slow. Drinks were not asked to be replenished. The check was delayed as well. Food choices were simple. Soup, burratta, avocado toast. Total time from sit down to check pay out 2+ hours. Three total drinks plus food - $90 without the $20 toast that was taken off the bill as the eggs on the top were essentially hard boiled, overcooked. Disappointing.

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BobV
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good. Service was great, both staff were helpful and friendly, and not over-bearing.

I like your outdoor seating area.

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vipRaiS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

My waitress was better than most I’ve had recently but I would say service could in general be better with people being more attentive to their tables. Food I would say is average it’s good American food. I like the ambiance and location which is one thing that brings me back a lot

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vipcdineout
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place! Headed back tonight for a family birthday dinner!

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vipStephanieL
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time with friends. Food was delicious as usual.

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You can order delivery directly from Summer House & Stella Barra North Bethesda using the Order Online button. Summer House & Stella Barra North Bethesda also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 881-2381.

Summer House & Stella Barra North Bethesda is rated 4.3 stars by 2312 OpenTable diners.

Summer House & Stella Barra North Bethesda does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.leye.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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